information management


Google to start offering alternative browsers and search engines to Android users in the EU

Mashable

Android users in the EU will soon be offered a choice of browsers and alternative search engines on their devices, Google announced on Tuesday. The announcement is unsurprising, given the European Commission (EC) slapped Google with a record $5 billion fine in July 2018 for stifling browser and search engine competition in the EU. SEE ALSO: Google's Emma Haruka Iwao breaks Pi world record In a blog post, Google's SVP of Global Affairs Kent Walker said the company will "do more to ensure that Android phone owners know about the wide choice of browsers and search engines available to download to their phones." Specifically, owners of both existing and new Android devices will be asked which browser and search apps they want to use. Walker points out that Android users have "always been able to install any search engine or browser," but there's a difference between having Google's search engine and Chrome browser pre-installed as default and just letting users find alternatives on their own, and actively providing customers with a choice.


CaosDB - Research Data Management for Complex, Changing, and Automated Research Workflows

arXiv.org Artificial Intelligence

Here we present CaosDB, a Research Data Management System (RDMS) designed to ensure seamless integration of inhomogeneous data sources and repositories of legacy data. Its primary purpose is the management of data from biomedical sciences, both from simulations and experiments during the complete research data lifecycle. An RDMS for this domain faces particular challenges: Research data arise in huge amounts, from a wide variety of sources, and traverse a highly branched path of further processing. To be accepted by its users, an RDMS must be built around workflows of the scientists and practices and thus support changes in workflow and data structure. Nevertheless it should encourage and support the development and observation of standards and furthermore facilitate the automation of data acquisition and processing with specialized software. The storage data model of an RDMS must reflect these complexities with appropriate semantics and ontologies while offering simple methods for finding, retrieving, and understanding relevant data. We show how CaosDB responds to these challenges and give an overview of the CaosDB Server, its data model and its easy-to-learn CaosDB Query Language. We briefly discuss the status of the implementation, how we currently use CaosDB, and how we plan to use and extend it.


Artificial Intelligence and Search Engine Trend

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Search engines understand very broad and generic information. This is why many of these search engine providers keep updating their search systems with different algorithms. For example Google search understands queries like movies, geography, images etc. This is not what a user wants. Users want to get more information and today's Google search engine cannot provide such information.


3 Ways Search Marketers Can Leverage AI for SEO & PPC Today

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Keeping up with AI-driven developments in the search industry is the new normal for search marketers. Technological breakthroughs, such as advancements in voice recognition and the creation of powerful machine learning algorithms, greatly impact how people search – and consequently how we do search engine optimization. The idea of artificial intelligence taking over the digital landscape can be daunting to some marketers who view it as a risk to their professional careers. But while there is still a lot of guesswork involving the topic, there is likewise ample knowledge available for marketers who want to get up to speed on AI as it relates to search. On August 22, I moderated a Best of SEJ Summit webinar presented by Purna Virji, Senior Manager of Global Engagement at Bing Ads, Microsoft.


How Travelport uses cloud to meet changing demand in digital travel

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The travel industry is transforming with emerging technologies, new business models and changing consumer expectations. Travelers now have a wide range of options when it comes to planning their trips. While it might have once been common to visit your local travel agent to plan a trip after seeing a neighbor's vacation snaps, it's now more likely that vacation pictures on social media are leading someone to browse for a getaway online. People can perform their own search and use a travel-booking website to compare the vast amount of options available. In turn, travel suppliers and sellers must work hard to keep travelers engaged throughout their trip.


9 Emerging Search Engine Optimization Trends For 2019 [Infographic]

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Even with the ongoing rise of social media, search engines remain key to product and business discovery - and as such, search engine optimization (SEO) remains an integral part of any effective digital marketing plan. But as with all elements of digital marketing, SEO is always changing, always evolving in line with user behaviors. Because of this, it's crucial that your SEO efforts also evolve in line in order to maximize your search opportunities. So what are the latest SEO trends that you need to know about? The team from Branex have put together this infographic of rising SEO shifts, and notes on how you can improve your strategy.


Google Chrome Added a Privacy-Focused Search Engine Called 'DuckDuckGo'

TIME

As it and other technology giants face questions and fines over their practices when it comes to competition and user privacy, Google is adding a new official option to its popular Chrome browser that allows users to search the web using the privacy-focused DuckDuckGo search engine rather than its own platform. The update to Chromium -- which powers Google Chrome -- axes search engines like AOL and Yahoo!, replacing them with DuckDuckGo (in France, privacy-focused search engine Qwant was also added to the list). More search-savvy users may have already known about the company's DuckDuckGo Chrome extension, which makes DuckDuckGo the default option in the Google browser and protects users from ad-tracking software found on almost every site you visit regularly. The Chrome update means you will no longer need an extension to use DuckDuckGo from your URL bar. If you're unfamiliar, DuckDuckGo is a search engine designed to protect any data generated by your search results and history.


Adthena raises $14 million to analyze ad campaigns with AI

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Marketers are increasingly using AI to streamline workflows and automate monotonous tasks. According to an Adobe survey, about 15 percent of agencies are already using some form of machine learning, and 31 percent are planning to adopt it by the end of 2019. London-based Adthena is hoping to lure some of those soon-to-be customers with its AI-driven search marketing intelligence platform. Roughly seven years after its founding and a year after it established a presence in the U.S., the company is today announcing that it has raised $14 million in a series A funding round led by Updata Partners, bringing its total venture capital raised to $18.1 million. Founder and CEO Ian O'Rourke says the funds will be used to accelerate the company's stateside and global growth and to "strengthen" product development as it prepares to launch new channels.


3 reasons data hoarding may not pay off

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Most CIOs can tell you exactly how many years their organizations have been storing data. Get a group of CIOs talking, and they'll start swapping the years their data stores go back just like a baseball players might trade their batting averages. For many, the logic goes, if data is the new gold, then your IT organization should gather and store as much as it can in hopes that someday artificial intelligence and machine learning can glean profitable findings. But the reality is data is expensive. In a recent blog post, well-known author and marketer Seth Godin succinctly argues against the notion that more data is better.


FlexPod Datacenter for AI/ML with Cisco UCS C480 ML for Deep Learning Design Guide

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